Choir leader in a kayak
Alongside singing and leading choirs, I love to kayak and spend time on the river and to reflect each Friday as my working week draws to a close. Episodes are uploaded on a weekly basis and if you subscribe to my channel then you’ll automatically receive the videos to watch.
I do hope you enjoy watching me in my element. Sometimes funny, always messy, invariably spontaneous and definitely created, made and sent with love. The first episode can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page. You don’t need to watch them in order but it’s rather lovely to see them in chronological order to get a feel for the change of season, change of mood and change of attire!
5 daily remindersWeekly musical musings and reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak #take5
Cold water, hot teaWeekly reflections & musical musings from the #choirleaderinakayak
Foggy delays.Weekly reflections and musical musings from a choir leader in a kayak. #choirleaderinakayak #foggy #delays #rit
Pruning & ClimbingWeekly musical musings and reflections from a choir leader. Often in a kayak but always outdoors. #choirleaderinakayak #pruning #dangerous #replanting
Happy Birthday! AcceptanceWeekly musical musings and reflections from a choir leader. Often in a kayak and always outdoors. #choirleaderinakayak
Awe.........Weekly musical musings and reflections from the #choirleaderinakayak. A Harry met Sally kind of thing? Making music. Heavenly sounds.
Thank you for the music. Guest appearanceWeekly musings and musical reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak. This week it’s a pleasure to feature one of our sopranos who shares a poem she has written for National Poetry Day 2020, which also happens to be UN celebration of older people. It is wonderful to understand how much choir has changed Her life. #music #choir #loneliness #choirmemberinakayak
Surviving? scared? Need help?Weekly musical musings and reflections from a choir leader in a kayak. This week is all about surviving when you’re scared, being generous and lending a helping hand. Many to thank and not being afraid to ask for help. #choirleaderinakayak
Some like it hot? Risks & SensesWeekly musical musings & reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak. Do you use all 5 senses? Would you risk it all in the name of love? Have you found your binky moment? Come find out.....
Finding the light.Weekly musical musings & reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak. This week is all about finding the light, dealing with change and remembering unexpected disasters.
The Mermaid's Last FarewellI wrote "The Mermaid's last farewell" during the Summer of 2020. It's a magical tale inspired by my sunset swims at Polzeath, Cornwall. Music and lyrics by Mary Bourne, performed by Ruth Brotherton.
Love & PrideWeekly musical musings and reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak. This week I reflect on Love & Pride and how sometimes we just need to be alone, which could be mistaken for being cold. Highs & lows, hot & cold, love & pride.
Singing it back Virtual Choir. "Run"Remotely recorded by some of our choir members during lockdown August 2020. With hope in our hearts that we will sing together once again with our friends. With fond memories of those we have missed or those we have lost. Dedicated to all those we have ever had the pleasure of making music with since 2008.
Forecasts, risks & interpretationWeekly musical musings, metaphors & reflections from a #choirleaderinakayak
Wild & windy. A change is gonna come.Weekly musical musings & reflections from a choir leader in a kayak. Always outdoors.